Lockheed Martin Conducts First EMD Flight Test Of New GMLRS Warhead

     Lockheed Martin Conducts First EMD Flight Test Of New GMLRS Warhead

PR Newswire

DALLAS, May 22, 2013

DALLAS, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully
conducted thefirst Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) flight of
the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead at
White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Launched from a HIMARS mobile launcher, the GMLRS rocket flew 35 kilometers to
the target, where the warhead detonated. This flight followed a successful
ground-based test of the Alternative Warhead two weeks earlier.

"These tests are early indicators that we are on the right track in developing
a warhead that meets the requirements defined by our armed forces, and that
gives our Soldiers and Marines a distinct advantage on the battlefield," said
Scott Arnold, vice president of precision fires at Lockheed Martin Missiles
and Fire Control.

The Alternative Warhead Program (AWP) is part of a U.S. Department of Defense
plan to phase out submunitions, and is designed to achieve the same
area-effects as the GMLRS submunitions warhead, but without the lingering
danger of undetonated explosives.

The GMLRS Alternative Warhead is unitary and fits within the existing GMLRS
architecture as a replacement for the Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional
Munition warhead. The Alternative Warhead is being developed by ATK under
subcontract to Lockheed Martin.

In April 2012, Lockheed Martin received a $79.4 million contract from the U.S.
Department of Defense to develop AWP. Under the terms of the contract, the EMD
phase of the program runs 36 months, focusing on system performance, warhead
qualification and producibility.

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is a 2012 recipient of the U.S.
Department of Commerce's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for
performance excellence. The Malcolm Baldrige Award represents the highest
honor that can be awarded to American companies for their achievements in
leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement, analysis,
workforce excellence, operations and results.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and
services. The Corporation's net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Website: http://www.lmco.com
Website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com
Contact: Craig Vanbebber, 972-603-1615; craig.vanbebber@lmco.com
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.